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Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears EarsFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears Ears (01/09)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition successfully lobbied President Barack Obama to protect 1.35 million acres of sacred sites and ancestral lands in Utah.
Southern Ute Tribe settles lawsuit over federal fracking regulationFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Southern Ute Tribe settles lawsuit over federal fracking regulation (11/04)
The tribe will serve as the primary regulatory of hydraulic fracturing on its reservation in Colorado.
Navajo Nation opposes bill that reduces share of trust revenuesFiled Under: Environment | National | Trust
Navajo Nation opposes bill that reduces share of trust revenues (10/19)
Buried within the 215-page Utah Public Lands Initiative Act are three lines that modify the terms of a tribal trust fund without the tribe's consent.
Ute Tribe goes to war against 'modern day Indian land grab' billFiled Under: National | Politics
Ute Tribe goes to war against 'modern day Indian land grab' bill (10/19)
The Utah tribe is hoping to defeat Republican Congressman Rob Bishop at the polls next month.
Ute Tribe goes ignored again as lawmakers host field hearing on energyFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Ute Tribe goes ignored again as lawmakers host field hearing on energy (10/03)
The Ute Tribe, a leader in energy development, is curiously absent from the witness list amid a dispute with a powerful Republican.
Field hearing scheduled on energy development in Indian CountryFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Field hearing scheduled on energy development in Indian Country (09/28)
The House Committee on Natural Resources will be meeting in New Mexico to discuss barriers to development on tribal lands.
Ute Tribe continues battle against 'modern day Indian land grab'Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Ute Tribe continues battle against 'modern day Indian land grab' (09/28)
Chairman Shaun Chapoose attended the White House Tribal Nations Conference and met with the White House Council on Native American Affairs amid the controversy.
Bill slammed as 'modern day Indian land grab' moves forwardFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Bill slammed as 'modern day Indian land grab' moves forward (09/22)
Tribes and Democrats have branded the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act as a 'modern day Indian land grab' but Republicans are pushing it through anyway.
Utah Republican moves quickly on 'modern day Indian land grab'Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Utah Republican moves quickly on 'modern day Indian land grab' (09/19)
H.R.5780, the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act, has already been scheduled for a markup, barely a week after an emotional hearing in Washington, D.C.
Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands billFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust
Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill (09/14)
Provisions in the 215-page bill affect the rights of the Navajo Nation and the Ute Tribe and were included without their consent.
Ute Tribe: Utah Republican pushes modern day Indian land grabFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Ute Tribe: Utah Republican pushes modern day Indian land grab (09/14)
In the next few weeks Congressman Rob Bishop will attempt to push through the U.S. House of Representatives the first Indian land grab in over 100 years.
Federal judge stays off Ute Tribe sovereignty case despite protestFiled Under: Law
Federal judge stays off Ute Tribe sovereignty case despite protest (08/30)
After nearly four decades on the case, Judge Bruce Jenkins was kicked off by a higher court.
Ute Tribe remains busy in court with appeal in contract disputeFiled Under: Business | Law
Ute Tribe remains busy in court with appeal in contract dispute (08/25)
A former employee claims he is owed $23 million for doing energy development work for the Utah tribe.
Judge takes aim at Ute Tribe after being kicked off sovereignty caseFiled Under: Law | National
Judge takes aim at Ute Tribe after being kicked off sovereignty case (08/24)
After nearly four decades on the case, Judge Bruce Jenkins was kicked off by a higher court and he's not happy about it.
Member of Ute Tribe sentenced to prison for death on reservationFiled Under: Law
Member of Ute Tribe sentenced to prison for death on reservation (08/17)
Wilda Annie Manning admitted she had been distracted by her cell phone when she rear-ended another car and caused a young man's death.
Ute Tribe calls on state to end 'constant attacks' on its sovereigntyFiled Under: Law | National
Ute Tribe calls on state to end 'constant attacks' on its sovereignty (08/11)
Will a new court ruling put an end to 40 years of litigation? Tribal leaders hope so.
Ute Tribe prevails in reservation boundary dispute yet another timeFiled Under: Law | National
Ute Tribe prevails in reservation boundary dispute yet another time (08/10)
The tribe has won the case seven times in the last 40 years. But officials in Utah keep on fighting.
Amendment seeks to outlaw fracking regulation in Indian CountryFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Amendment seeks to outlaw fracking regulation in Indian Country (07/13)
Some energy producing tribes want to follow their own hydraulic fracturing standards.
White House defends fracking standards imposed on Indian CountryFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
White House defends fracking standards imposed on Indian Country (06/23)
The controversial regulation is already before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals after a judge issued an injunction sought by the Ute Tribe, states and the energy industry.
Judge invalidates fracking standards imposed on Indian CountryFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Judge invalidates fracking standards imposed on Indian Country (06/22)
The Ute Tribe of Utah convinced the judge of the Bureau of Land Management's lack of authority to regulate the energy processing technique.
Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual termFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term (06/20)
A record four Indian law cases were on the docket and tribes are still waiting for a decision a closely-watched jurisdiction dispute.
Navajo Nation lawmakers debate position on hydraulic frackingFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Navajo Nation lawmakers debate position on hydraulic fracking (05/17)
A bill advancing in the Navajo Nation Council would not outlaw the practice but would put the the tribe's opposition on record.
Ute Tribe disputes legality of BLM fracking rule in Indian CountryFiled Under: Environment | Law
Ute Tribe disputes legality of BLM fracking rule in Indian Country (04/21)
The tribe is part of a lawsuit that could result in the invalidation of the controversial hydraulic fracturing regulation.
Democrat Bernie Sanders calls for a nationwide ban on fracking Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Democrat Bernie Sanders calls for a nationwide ban on fracking (04/12)
Some tribes and tribal activists support a ban on the controversial energy-processing technique but others want to be able to regulate it.
Supreme Court won't hear case challenging Ute Tribe's sovereigntyFiled Under: Law | National
Supreme Court won't hear case challenging Ute Tribe's sovereignty (03/21)
The state of Utah and three counties have been trying to diminish the boundaries of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation despite losing a string of cases dating back decades.
Obama weighs tribal request for Bears Ears National MonumentFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Obama weighs tribal request for Bears Ears National Monument (02/12)
A coalition of tribes in Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico are seeking to protect ancestral lands in Utah.
Kevin Washburn: Republicans punish tribe with public lands initiativeFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Kevin Washburn: Republicans punish tribe with public lands initiative (02/08)
If partisan members of Congress are more interested in being vindictive than developing real negotiations, then the White House may have no choice but to lead the effort to develop a sensible plan
Tribes reiterate bid for national monument at Bears Ears in UtahFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes reiterate bid for national monument at Bears Ears in Utah (01/22)
Republicans finally unveiled a draft bill that addresses federal land issues in Utah but tribes say their concerns are being ignored.
Former leader of Ute Tribe convicted of sexual abuse of a minorFiled Under: Law
Former leader of Ute Tribe convicted of sexual abuse of a minor (01/15)
Richard Jenks Jr. was found guilty of one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and two counts of sexual abuse of a minor.
DOI files appeal for fracking rule that applies to Indian CountryFiled Under: Environment | Law
DOI files appeal for fracking rule that applies to Indian Country (12/11)
The controversial regulation imposes hydraulic fracturing on public and Indian lands but some tribes say it shouldn't apply to their reservations.
USET leader criticizes GOP lawmakers for handling of Indian issuesFiled Under: National | Politics | Federal Recognition
USET leader criticizes GOP lawmakers for handling of Indian issues (12/08)
United South and Eastern Tribes President Brian Patterson testified against the Tribal Recognition Act, a bill that strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes.
House committee holds another hearing on federal recognition billFiled Under: National | Politics | Federal Recognition
House committee holds another hearing on federal recognition bill (12/08)
H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act, strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes and instead requires Congress to make a final decision on every petition.
Environmental groups file appeal over disputed BLM fracking ruleFiled Under: Environment | Law
Environmental groups file appeal over disputed BLM fracking rule (12/04)
The Ute Tribe, four states and energy industry groups secured an injunction that prevents the Obama administration from imposing hydraulic fracturing standards on public and Indian lands.
Counties ask Supreme Court to hear Ute Tribe jurisdiction caseFiled Under: Law
Counties ask Supreme Court to hear Ute Tribe jurisdiction case (11/24)
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals rebuked the counties and the state of Utah for repeatedly challenging the tribe's sovereignty.
Republicans push for federal recognition bill despite oppositionFiled Under: National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Republicans push for federal recognition bill despite opposition (10/29)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) accused unnamed lobbyists of generating opposition in Indian Country to H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act.
Ute Tribe and states win injunction against new BLM fracking ruleFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Ute Tribe and states win injunction against new BLM fracking rule (10/01)
The ruling raises serious doubts about the Obama administration's rationale for asserting authority in Indian Country.
Ute Tribe helped search for boy who spent 28 hours alone in forestFiled Under: National
Ute Tribe helped search for boy who spent 28 hours alone in forest (08/25)
Malachi Bradley got separated from his family in a national forest that borders the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.
Tribes call for new national monument on sacred lands in UtahFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes call for new national monument on sacred lands in Utah (08/05)
More than two dozen tribes are calling on President Barack Obama to protect 1.9 million acres of sacred and historic territory.
Judge won't allow suit over death of young member of Ute TribeFiled Under: Law | National
Judge won't allow suit over death of young member of Ute Tribe (08/03)
The family of Todd Rory Murray, who was 21 when he died, believes he was murdered by police officers.
Senate appropriations bill shields tribes from BLM fracking ruleFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Senate appropriations bill shields tribes from BLM fracking rule (06/26)
The Republican-led Congress and President Barack Obama are headed to a showdown over the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill.
Federal judge puts temporary hold on BLM's fracking regulationFiled Under: Environment | Law | Politics
Federal judge puts temporary hold on BLM's fracking regulation (06/24)
The move came as the Ute Tribe of Utah announced that it will join the fight against the controversial standards.
Arrest made for fatal shooting on Ute Tribe's reservation in UtahFiled Under: Law
Arrest made for fatal shooting on Ute Tribe's reservation in Utah (06/24)
Sean Checora, 20, died on June 14 following a shooting on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.
BIA officer saves woman from robbery and kidnapping in UtahFiled Under: Law
BIA officer saves woman from robbery and kidnapping in Utah (06/23)
The incident started in Salt Lake City and ended on the reservation of the Ute Tribe.
Ute Tribe wins major ruling in long-running dispute with stateFiled Under: Law | National
Ute Tribe wins major ruling in long-running dispute with state (06/17)
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeal rebuked state and local authorities in Utah for repeatedly challenging the sovereignty of the tribe.
Federal judge won't stop Ute Tribe's court from hearing caseFiled Under: Law
Federal judge won't stop Ute Tribe's court from hearing case (05/14)
The family of a young tribal member who died during an encounter with police officers has filed a lawsuit in tribal court.
Marc Simmons: Spanish expedition led to battle in NebraskaFiled Under: Opinion
Marc Simmons: Spanish expedition led to battle in Nebraska (05/11)
To readers of colonial New Mexico history, the names Coronado, Espejo, OƱate, Vargas, Escalante and De Anza are quite familiar.
State challenges Ute Tribe's jurisdiction over police officersFiled Under: Law
State challenges Ute Tribe's jurisdiction over police officers (05/08)
Todd Rory Murray was killed during an encounter with non-tribal police. His family believes the 21-year-old was murdered.
Former council member for Ute Tribe indicted for sexual abuseFiled Under: Law
Former council member for Ute Tribe indicted for sexual abuse (02/23)
Richard Jenks Jr. faces two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and two counts of sexual abuse of a minor.
Ute Tribe won't stop work on center despite threat from cityFiled Under: Law
Ute Tribe won't stop work on center despite threat from city (02/17)
The tribe says the land falls within reservation boundaries and isn't under the city's jurisdiction.
Ute Tribe charges former council member with sexual assaultFiled Under: Law
Ute Tribe charges former council member with sexual assault (10/13)
Richard Jenks appeared in tribal court on charges of rape, deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful sexual intercourse and sexual assault.
Ute Tribe asks DOI to intervene in jurisdiction dispute with stateFiled Under: Law
Ute Tribe asks DOI to intervene in jurisdiction dispute with state (10/09)
Tribal leaders say a state attorney made racist statements in court and in court filings.
University of Utah creates scholarships for students of Ute TribeFiled Under: Education
University of Utah creates scholarships for students of Ute Tribe (09/11)
The scholarships will amount to $8,000 per year, or $4,000 per semester
Member of Ute Tribe faces murder and attempted murder chargesFiled Under: Law
Member of Ute Tribe faces murder and attempted murder charges (09/04)
One person died and two others were either shot or grazed by bullets during the June incident.
Tribes participate in 400-mile journey from Colorado to ArizonaFiled Under: Health | National
Tribes participate in 400-mile journey from Colorado to Arizona (07/31)
The Running in Beauty for a Stronger and Healthier Navajo Nation takes runners through tribal lands in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.
Opinion: Chief Black Hawk was notorious leader of Ute peopleFiled Under: Opinion
Opinion: Chief Black Hawk was notorious leader of Ute people (07/24)
Writer explores the story of Chief Black Hawk, a leader of the Ute people in Utah.
Bill to authorize land swap with Ute Tribe heads to White HouseFiled Under: Environment | Politics
Bill to authorize land swap with Ute Tribe heads to White House (07/10)
The bill allows the tribe to protect 20,000 acres of culturally important sites on the reservation.
Johnny Rustywire: Indian agent brings bad luck with his booksFiled Under: Opinion
Johnny Rustywire: Indian agent brings bad luck with his books (06/09)
Johnny Rustywire recalls the Indian agent who was said to bring bad luck to the Ute people.
EPA to consult tribes about emissions at coal-fired power plantsFiled Under: Environment
EPA to consult tribes about emissions at coal-fired power plants (06/04)
Navajo Nation, Ute Tribe and Fort Mojave Tribe host plants on their reservations.
Ute Tribe announces plans to start power plant on reservationFiled Under: Business
Ute Tribe announces plans to start power plant on reservation (05/22)
Facility would be powered by natural gas.
Radio: Exhibit shares story of Ute people in Colorado homelandFiled Under: Education
Radio: Exhibit shares story of Ute people in Colorado homeland (05/19)
The Aspen Historical Society in Colorado added items to its exhibit on the Ute people.

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